Courtney Stodden reveals she was sexually assaulted aged 19 while separated from husband Doug Hutchinson

The 23-year-old, who hasn't named her attacker, shared her experience on The Tomorrow Show with Keven Undergaro and explained she didn't realise the nature of the crime immediately.

“When the first incident happened, I, you know, didn’t tell [Doug]," said Courtney. "It was actually during the first time we separated. Um, you know, it actually happened to me two times when we were separated.

“I was only 19, you know, when my first experience happened. And, um, I didn’t really think it was wrong, which is the crazy part.

“I felt like, OK, well, ‘That’s what, that’s how sex is.’ You know, I only had sex with one man before that… Doug."

Hearing other women come forward with their experiences of abuse prompted Courtney to speak out.

Just last week Courtney filed for divorce from Hutchison, her husband of seven years.

The reality star, who married the actor when she was just 16, finally filed the documents today after announcing their split in early 2017.

Opening up about the split on Instagram, Courtney wrote: "This day marks a new chapter in my life.

"It's a lot scary and a little surreal, but all change is.

"Praying having faith and hope in the destiny God has created for me. #picoftheday #newchapter #divorce #breathing."

It was only two months ago that Courtney begged Doug to take her back.

She wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of them on their wedding day in 2011: "I need this man back in my life.

"I need him to come help me. I need him to want our marriage to work.

"He's been my only solid rock.

"Doug, if you read this – this is a public cry for your undying love. I need you."

Courtney, who appeared on Celebs Go Dating last year, recently opened up about depression.

Sharing a screenshot from Snapchat of herself crying with the text: "Depression is hard to kick.

"But I'll get through it and so will you if you're a sufferer," written across it.

She added in the caption, "I feel so much.

"I soak up too much energy from myself and others.

"I love too deeply. I'm extremely insecure. Terribly childlike and vulnerable.

"This is me and my struggle with depression. But I have faith I'll prevail.

"If you're a sufferer of anxiety or depression – know that you aren't alone."

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